Spotted: Rangers chief in reported transfer talks
By Alex Stevens
Pedro Caixinha met Rangers chairman Dave King for the first time on Wednesday with transfer talks top of the agenda, according to a report.
The Scottish Sun photographed King arriving at Ibrox for his first face-to-face meeting with the newly appointed manager.
It is said that Caixinha and King, who has flown in from his base in South Africa for discussions, will thrash out plans for next season.
The Scottish Sun report that the pair “will discuss a range of transfer targets” ahead of the summer window after the Portugese identified areas of the squad that need to be beefed up to improve the team.
Rangers have fallen a long way short of challenging runaway Scottish Premiership leaders and bitter rivals Celtic, who will secure a sixth consecutive title straight after the international break.
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Ibrox managing director Stewart Robertson has promised Caixinha will have the funds to strengthen the squad in the summer window.
King stressed the same point after the departure of ex-manager Mark Warburton, who was given licence by the board to buy more players last summer than originally planned.
Warburton recruited 11 senior players last summer, supplemented by two January loan arrivals, but most have failed to fire at Ibrox.
Supporters have called for more money to be spent to shake up a side that is 33 points adrift of champions-elect Celtic.
Rangers chiefs have sanctioned a complete revamp of the club’s football activities following what has been a wretched campaign.
Caixinha had a memorable first game in charge last weekend, as Rangers demolished Hamilton 4-0 in the Scottish Premiership at Ibrox.
In other Rangers transfer news, one of the club’s midfielders has agreed the terms of a mammoth new deal.